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GASTROINTESTINAL INFECTIONS NEWS - Page 6

Risk Marker for Stomach Cancer Uses Acid Sensors to Control Colonization
In a new study, researchers have discovered that Helicobacter pylori, the presence of which is a risk factor for stomach cancer, uses multiple acid sensors to control colonization of the stomach.
Researchers Find That Antibiotics Should Not Be Taken for Traveler's Diarrhea
The results of a new study show that taking antibiotics for traveler’s diarrhea could increase the risk of acquiring an extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL) infection.
Reducing Antibiotics Cuts <i>C. difficile</i> rates
A new study from the United Kingdom highlights the importance of antibiotic restriction in the reduction of hospital-acquired C. difficile infections.
Norovirus Outbreak on Toronto College Campus Appears Contained
Through environmental cleaning and student-oriented education, Humber College in Toronto, Canada, has managed to quell a nasty outbreak of norovirus.
Fecal Transplants Less Effective Than Previously Thought
The study is the first “head-to-head” comparison of fecal transplants and antibiotic treatments, which are presently the “standard” of care.
Heartburn Medications Dealt Another Blow by New Study
A new study has provided more evidence to show that certain heartburn medications may make individuals more susceptible to gastrointestinal infections.
Secretary-General Apologizes for UN's Role in Haiti's Devastating Cholera Outbreak
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offers a public apology for a role in Haiti’s devastating cholera outbreak.
EuSCAPE: Survey on Carbapenemase-producing <i>Enterobacteriaceae</i> in Europe
A recent study lead by researchers from the University of Freiburg analyzed the occurrence of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli in European hospitals.
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